The Knight Who Took All Day

Author: James Mayhew
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ISBN: 9780439748292
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The Knight Who Took All Day from the Author: James Mayhew. A vain knight takes a long time getting ready, with help from his squire, to save the princess from a dragon.

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

Author: Simon Armitage
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442072718
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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight from the Author: Simon Armitage. A poetic translation of the classic Arthurian story is an edition in alliterative language and rhyme of the epic confrontation between a young Round Table hero and a green-clad stranger who compels him to meet his destiny at the Green Chapel.

The Kingfisher Book Of Tales From Russia

Author: James Mayhew
Publisher: Kingfisher Publications
ISBN: 9780753452936
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The Kingfisher Book Of Tales From Russia from the Author: James Mayhew. Four Russian folktales--"The Snowmaiden," "Sadko the Minstrel," "The Firebird, Ivan, and Gray Wolf," and "Vassilisa the Fair and Baba-Yaga"--are set in the framework of a fifth tale, Koshka's tale, as told by a wise old cat.

To Touch The Knight

Author: Lindsay Townsend
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1420124374
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To Touch The Knight from the Author: Lindsay Townsend. As a pestilence sweeps medieval England, a low-born woman has only the sharpness of her wits-and the courage of her heart. . . Edith of Warren Hamlet plays a dangerous game. At the knights' tourneys across the land, among the lords and ladies, she is a strange foreign princess. But in the privacy of her tent with the other survivors of her village, she is but a smith's widow with a silver tongue. They are well-fed, but if discovered, the punishment is death. And one knight-fierce, arrogant, and perilously appealing-is becoming far too attentive. . . Sir Ranulf of Fredenwyke cares little for tourneys: playing for ladies' favors, when his own lady is dead; feasting, while commoners starve; "friendly" combat, when he has seen real war. Still, one lady captivates him-mysterious in her veils and silks, intoxicating with her exotic scents and bold glances. Yet something in her eyes reminds him of home. . .and draws him irresistibly to learn her secrets. . . "Romantic and compelling. . .the author [has a] strong voice and narrative skills." -Red Roses Reviews (5 Red Roses) on A Knight's Enchantment "A promising new voice!" -Shirlee Busbee

The Knight Who Saved England

Author: Richard Brooks
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472808363
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The Knight Who Saved England from the Author: Richard Brooks. In 1217 England was facing her darkest hour, with foreign troops pillaging the country and defeat close at hand. But, at the battle of Lincoln, the seventy-year-old William Marshal led his men to a victory that would secure the future of his nation. Earl of Pembroke, right-hand man to three kings and regent for a fourth, Marshal was one of the most celebrated men in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today, his impact and influence largely forgotten. In this vivid account, Richard Brooks blends colourful contemporary source material with new insights to uncover the tale of this unheralded icon. He traces the rise of Marshal from penniless younger son to renowned knight, national hero and defender of the Magna Carta. What emerges is a fascinating story of a man negotiating the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in medieval English history – overshadowing even Agincourt.

Devils Women And Jews

Author: Joan Young Gregg
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791434178
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Devils Women And Jews from the Author: Joan Young Gregg. Analyzes and illustrates the demonization of women and Jews in medieval sermon stories, retelling over one hundred of these tales in modern English.

The Return Of The Knight Templar

Author: Tulio Albuquerque
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466988231
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The Return Of The Knight Templar from the Author: Tulio Albuquerque. Jean felt the speed of his horse increase and made a great effort to keep in line with his Templar brothers. The clash of the two armies made a noise similar to a peal of thunder. From then on, there were only shouts, bodies of men and animals falling to the ground, and blood staining the sand, mixed with the noise of the steel weapons clanking on their impact.

The Little Knight Who Battled Monsters

Author: Gilles Tibo
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443133841
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The Little Knight Who Battled Monsters from the Author: Gilles Tibo. Sometimes the bravest thing a knight can do is to lay down his arms. In a curious kingdom built on top of a forest lives a little knight. He has no battles, because there are no enemies around. He spends long days reading and planting flowers, long nights dreaming and snoring peacefully. One day the little knight wakes with a start to a loud knocking at his fortress door. Three of his loyal subjects have been kidnapped! With fresh chocolate cake in his belly, he sets off into the dark forest to find the monsters holding them captive. Can the little knight keep his vow and return them home safely?

The Knight The Lady And The Priest

Author: Georges Duby
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226167688
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The Knight The Lady And The Priest from the Author: Georges Duby. This ambitious study sets out to discover what marriage meant in the daily lives of the nobles of the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth centuries. Through entertaining anecdotes, family dramas, and striking quotations, Duby succeeds in bringing his subjects to life, making us feel as if we understand the motives and conflicts of those who inhabited the distant past. "It is typical of Duby's modest spirit and his book-long concern with the ancient status of beleaguered wives that he ends his study with a plea: 'We must not forget the women. Much has already been said about them. But how much do we really know?' Not everything, certainly, but far more than we did before the author began these charmingly erudite investigations."—Ken Turan, Time "It is refreshing to find a historian who is always conscious that we simply do not know what or how people thought 1000 years ago. . . . Duby explains the complicated machinations of the medieval churchman and the paterfamilias in a scholarly but lively style."—Sarah Lawson, New Statesman "Duby has written an extraordinarily rich book—a panoramic view of medieval marriage and the relations between men and women, full of arresting insights and human detail. . . . It is the work of a master historian at the peak of his powers on a subject of central relevance, compulsive and essential reading."—P. Stafford, British History Georges Duby (1919-1996) was a member of the Académie française and for many years held the distinguished chair in medieval history at the Collège de France. His books include The Three Orders; The Age of Cathedrals; The Knight, the Lady, and the Priest; Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages; and History Continues, all published by the University of Chicago Press.